Lackawanna State Park RV & Campground Guide

Pennsylvania

Lackawanna State Park

consists of 1,445 acres of land in northwestern Pennsylvania, 10 miles outside the bustling city of Scranton and about six miles from Clarks Summit. The park's main centerpiece is the beautiful 198-acre Lackawanna Lake, which is surrounded by peaceful forests and gorgeous Pennsylvania mountains. The Lenape native tribe occupied this area for several years using one of its trails that led north to present-day New York State territories. The 2.5-mile-long lake has more than 7.5 miles of shoreline, making it a popular place for catching fish.

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Weather
Spring 27-69 F
Summer 56-82 F
Fall 33-72 F
Winter 18-37 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lackawanna State Park

Lackawanna State Park is best experienced when you decide to stay in an RV. If you don't own an RV, consider renting one with RVshare as our site can provide you with a high-quality camper that suits both your family's needs and budget. 

Highland Campgrounds

Highland Campgrounds is nestled on 35 wooded acres with a scenic view of the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. The campground offers spacious RV sites that can house large rigs. All RV campsites are equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. There is a recreation room with a video game area, a pool, and a pavilion. Canoeing, kayaking, and BMX racing are some of the family activities nearby.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Playground, laundry facility, and bathhouse

Shore Forest Campground

Shore Forest Campground offers beautiful, spacious campsites that are equipped to handle any sized rig. The campground has a propane station and ice cooler to help you pick up those last-minute camping necessities. All sites have a fire pit for eating delicious s'mores, and they're all located near restrooms and showers. The camp store provides campers with snacks, outdoor supplies, and other various items.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Cable TV, game room, and recreational room

Cozy Creek Family Campground

Cozy Creek Family Campground sits among mature trees that supply shade and a break from the hot summer sun. The campground can house 45-foot-long recreational vehicles. The store and on-site café will provide a meal or anything you might have forgotten on your trip. A favorite activity for children and adults alike is the jumping pillow that looks like a bounce house with no walls.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Playground, laundry facility, and dog park

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What to Do at
Lackawanna State Park

Inside Lackawanna State Park

Hikers, horseback riders, hunters, and mountain bike riders share 15 miles of multi-use trails at Lackawanna State Park, and there are an additional three miles of hiking-only trails. The trails loop through the forest, field, lakeshore area, and woodland streams. The 198-acre Lackawanna Lake is a popular place for kayaking, rowing, fishing, and canoeing, and the Trostle Pond is an excellent place for aspiring anglers aged 12 and under to fish. The park also offers educational experiences to teach vacationers about local history and its relationship to the Native American tribes that used to inhabit the area. 

Outside Lackawanna State Park

The area around Lackawanna State Park offers an excellent selection of restaurants to appease your appetite, stores that provide a range of unique items, and plenty of attractions for the whole family to enjoy. The attractions allow visitors to learn the area's history through historical landmarks and museums. Taking time to explore the area is well worth the effort. 

Restaurants

Karp's Grill

Just five miles southeast of the state park sits the Karp's Grill, making it the ideal place to grab a quick bite to eat. The restaurant provides a casual atmosphere to go with the excellent food options on the menu.

Type: American

Location: 51 Dennis Road, Scott, PA 18447

Bella Pizza Factoryville

Bella Pizza Factoryville uses only the freshest ingredients to prepare delicious pizza, subs, and wings.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 2184 Lackawanna Trail, Factoryville, PA 18419

State Street Grill

State Street Grill is in Keystone College and serves as a casual dining option for the whole family. Milkshakes are half off during happy hour, which is between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Type: American

Location: 114 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Applebee's Grill and Bar

Whether you're looking for affordable lunch specials or a delicious dinner, Applebee's Grill and Bar strives to provide you with the best possible food combinations. Add a glass of Captain Bahama Mama or Long Island Ice Tea to your meal for a nice touch.

Type: American

Location: 74 Viewmont Drive, Scranton, PA 18508

Waffle House

Waffle House offers a broad selection of breakfast favorites all day long, including waffles, eggs, bacon, and grits. The restaurant also serves delicious sandwiches, classic dinners, and pies.

Type: American

Location: 933 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Shopping

Waverly General Store

Waverly General Store has a large selection of dancewear that will suit just about any dancer. Some of the most popular items include skirts, tights, bodywear, tutus, shoes, and tops.

Location: 1201 North Abington Road, Waverly, PA 18471

Marshalls

Marshalls has everything you need to fill a whole new wardrobe for the entire family, including activewear, shoes, handbags, and suits. Books and toys are also popular items that are available here.

Location: 1118 Commerce Boulevard, Dickson City, PA 18519

Five Below

If the kids start to get a little restless, head to Five Below. This spot provides the opportunity to sift through a variety of products that bounce, float, fly, zoom, and more.

Location: 3910 Commerce Boulevard, Dickson City, PA 18519

Weis Markets

Weis Markets is the closest grocery store within the vicinity of Lackawanna State Park, making it the ideal place to restock your RV's refrigerator. Other amenities available are propane, an ATM, and a Western Union location.

Location: 578 Carbondale Road, Scott Township, PA 18447

Abington Shopping Center

The Abington Shopping Center is a place where you can spend the day getting your hair styled and nails done or shop for fresh foods. 

Location: 1002 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Sightseeing

Lahey Family Fun Park

Lahey Family Fun Park is filled with fun activities that include go-carts, batting cages, bumper boats, and mini-golf. Their brand new arcade is open weekends year-round, and there is an event room where birthday parties or special events can be held with tons of fun-packed activities.

Location: 500 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton offers limited short train rides, fall foliage excursions through the Poconos, and the popular holiday trains to Moscow, PA, over Thanksgiving weekend. The walking tours allow visitors to get up close and personal with the workings of a steam railroad. There is spacious free parking that includes RV spaces.

Location: 150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

Anthracite Heritage Museum

Anthracite Heritage Museum sits in McDade Park in Scranton. It serves as an educational place regarding the story of hard coal mining, its related industries, and the immigrant culture of Northern Pennsylvania. The museum tells the story of people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textile industries. When touring the facility, visitors will learn about the lives of proud, hardworking people who endured harsh working conditions, along with the highlights of life in the mines, mills, and factories.

Location: 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, PA 18504

Electric City Trolley Museum

Electric City Trolley Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the year except for major holidays. The trolley excursion departs from the main passenger platform right between the Trolley Museum building and the main Steamtown facility. The museum features a late 19th-century mill building, trolleys open for touring, interactive displays that generate electricity, and other fascinating displays.

Location: 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503

Nay Aug

Nay Aug is the largest native park that showcases a touch of nature amid the city landscape. There are walking trails, kid-friendly rides, and an Olympic-size swimming pool with a waterslide.

Location: 500 Arthur Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510

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How to Get to
Lackawanna State Park

When traveling from the North Abington Township, you'll want to take PA-524, also known as Kennedy Creek Road. From here, you can either make a right onto Rowlands Road to head to the trails or continue on PA-524. Those who keep going will want to take PA-407 North and follow it across the Lackawanna Lake. Make a left into the west side of the park.

Entering Lackawanna State Park

The operating hours for this park are from sunrise to sunset.

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